White Bean Tuna Salad from Better Homes and Gardens. Everything you want in a summer salad for a brunch or lunch: inexpensive, easy, light, and delicious. Barely any chopping required – just throw everything in a bowl and toss. Mellow, meaty cannellini beans and sweet tuna are bathed in a light vinaigrette and herbs, and added to peppery arugula and sharp red onion. None of these ingredients are exotic (if, that is, you are obsessed with arugula, like me), so you could quite feasibly throw this together to wow unexpected guests.
Spiced Warm Muesli with Honeyed Ricotta from Cooking Light. I couldn’t find muesli in any of the grocery stores where I normally shop so I substituted my favorite hemp- and pumpkin-seed granola. I never would have thought of microwaving granola and milk but I certainly will from now on. The result is creamier than normal granola and chewier than oatmeal and altogether comforting and tasty. The lemon-zest infused ricotta melts into the warm milk and grains and makes it all even creamier and even a little rich. Satisfies even my ravenous early morning hunger and keeps me full for some time.
Creamy Tuna-Noodle Toss from Better Homes & Gardens. A simple, easy, and tasty stove-top version of tun anoodle casserole, perfect for hot summer days when you don’t want to fire up the oven or weeknights when you don’t have the time to. Tastes almost exactly like your old favorite, except you’ll probably want to add mushrooms, like we did.